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Round the Fire.
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a more vious prelude to an en;
iut,' there -I ha
! ' -■:: I io mi, as one goes through Thorpe Place !
which I am ever ik.lv lu have Ihrotieh il. old pie Norman, some of n ami the
I'.ut I am glad that' 1 went lo Thorpe ESollanum-s claimed to have lived in that
Place, for I gained well, as I tell you the situation ,ii»T long before the Conquest. It
1 don't know whethet von are familial wilh there, lho.se i mously thick grey walls, the
that part of the Midlands which is drained rude crumbling stones, the smell as from a
by the Avon. It is the most English sick animal which exhaled from the rotting
part of England. Shakespeare, tlie' flower plaster of the aged building. But the modern
of the whole race, was born right in the wing was bright and the garden was well
it i 11 i i i i it "i,.,.
front Evesham, that Sir Joli
Thorpe Place, and th
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deep ;i^ li' the; .lad I.rci ( ;i t \ . . iiut a .1 pen- Al hist,
knife He had iuc\ e\cs. \u arv. hupelcss- led to a (
liMikiiu; ryes. i<l .11. 1 \ ' | >. "l-.li.. eyes anil a fu
uhi.h . lull 1 ii ■- 1 v.im pitv and \vi dan d vim whom 1
lo show it. His back nas rounded with 'I'll.- i
■aiich. bill otherwise he was as lint! a look- than llu:
in- man of his acs livcandtiflv pd'haps ofmy pti
a- uould !„■.
a little awed In' d
could!' Indeed,' we
1 deal table, and a small shelf of b
i]) the whole contents. On the ti
I i't;:l 1. lietli ph ui.iph of ,1 worn.
ROUND THE i
bundles of letters o> pap< -is lasuiu-c! together household. 1 assure you that if I were
with elastic bands. repeat to you ilk- lairs w hi- li aiv living aU
Our interview was a short one, lor Sir tales of mysterious visitors there, and
John Ilollamorc porooiu'd that I was soaked. win-, overheard In the sonants.
and that I should ehan.ee without delav. might suspect thai Sir John had relap
thought that every m;
I stared at him in an
•' What I : ' I eried, "
talk with Richards, the agent, who had in
penetrated into the chamber which cha
had opened to me. That very afternoon
''That room has been kept si
The greatest rip and debauchee i
"Little beryl Clare, when she too
; been so a world of il
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she might have had die pick of ;i do/en, pathy which I h,
would be like blood to a ligerexen mm." one before. He asked me also to index I
"Thru her influence ,]ill hold-, him :'" lil.ian lil was one of the best private librari
"That is the wonder or it. When she in Kngland). and I spent many hours in tl
died three years ago, we all cvpecU-d ;nid evening in his presence, il not in hissoci.-i
feared that be would tall baek i.iio his old he reading al his desk and I sitting in
ways. She feared it herself, and ihe ihoughi mvss by the window lvdueing to order tl
guardian angel to that man. and lived only spile of these closer relations 1 was nev
for the one purpose. liy the way. did you again asked to enter the ehamber in tl
he has oee;ision to be ;iw;iv. if onlv tor a lo loalhing, ;md in;ide me realize that n
single night, he invariablv takes his black employe! still remained all that he had ev
japanned box with him. Well. well. ( olmoiv. been, with the additional vice of hypocris
perhaps I have told von rather mote than I What happened was as follows.
should, bin I shall expect you to reci
little piqued that I. the new-comer, should escort her back. The drive sweeps round
have been the first to penetrate into the under the eastern turret, and I observed as I
untrodden chamber. 1 Jul the fact raised me passed thai the light was lit in the circular
found myself upon more confidential terms window, which was a little higher than our
with him. heads, was open. We were, as it happened,
my employer became an object of greater moment, and we had paused upon the lawn
strangely human look in his eyes, those deep something broke in upon our talk and turned
man who was fighting a ceaseless battle, Il was a voice the voice undoubtedly of
holding at arm's length, front morning till a woman. It was low so low that it was
would destroy him body and soul could it mistaking its feminine timbre. It spoke
I watched the grim, round-backed figure then was silent a piteous, breathless, im
pan 1 1- the eon-i'dor ot walking in the ga recti, paring sun d' \ujee. Miss \\ itlteiton eid I
this imminent danger seemed to take bodily stood lor an instant staring at each other.
this most loathsome and dangerous of all the hall-door.
the fiends crouching closely "in his very " It came through the window," I said.
shadow, like a half-coned beast which blinks "We must not play the part of eaves
beside its keeper, ready at any unguarded droppers," she answered. " We must forget
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.arly cut profile were sharply out- passed away, but
,-tal. As if in a enough to resent 1:1. .1 pity which this stud-
ious that this was would draw upon me. I have smiled at
disregarded hatred, hut pity is
1 torpid brain household. I am aware of the rumours to
privacy, that he which il has given rise. These speculations.
imagined himself to he alone in the room. whether scandalous or superstitious, are such
And then, just as it rushed upon my horrified as I can disregard and forgive. What I
eavesdropping in order to satisfy
clicking, and then the voice.
,, ' , ,„ l 1 ut 1 th I M, ( Im
no: he a doubt of it. liut a voice so charged
•• When 1 was a young man. sir. many \\
with entreaty and with \ earning !o\e. that it
younger than you are now. I was launc
clear, though [ami very faint, for they were
gasping voice. " I am here at your very
elbow, and shall be -ailil we meet oner more.
purse suffered, my character suffered,
1 die happy to think thai morning and night
I say that I had risen in order to announce
my presence, but I could not do so while the
spiiit that ever descended as a minislei
lyill King, half sitting, paralyzed, astounded.
angel from above. She loved me. looker
1 was. loved me. and spent her lite in mak
words.' And he lie was 'so absorbed that
exenin had spoken he might no, have heard
itself to the level of the beasts.
my halfartii ulaled apologies and explanations.
uilhercdawai hclon m eves hi th. 1
He sprang aero-s the room, switched on the
ov.n Mtil'i rin'-- and hei nun death, that
thMii-.hl II was all „f m<> The on,- n.
s eves gleaming with an;,f, his face thought. It was all of nit. The u
twislcd with passion, as the hapless char whieli her Tale brought li. her was I he fear
Mi ( olmnr, la n,el" \ !« h, u „ n i Im ' , 1 had been It was in
What is the meaning of this, sir?" vain that I made oath to her that no drop of
singular awakening. As iie listened the glow upon me she who had striven so to loosen
of anger faded from his faee. and the sad, im- it and il haunled her night and day the
passive mask closed once more over his thought that niv soul might again he within
"Mv secret is vours, Mr. ( 'olniore." said "It was from some fi iend's go..,ip of da-
lle. "I have only myself to Manic foi rela\ sick i i that she heard of this invention
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the very last that she breathed upon find no cause to regret having left my service,
message to strengthen mv resolves and to meet again. "
elain her inllneiiee upon lily actions. Into So this was the last time that 1 was ever
icr ear I whispered thai twice a day for ever destined to see Sir John liollamore, anil I
he passed gently away. him that ever-recurring, intangible, and yet
" So now you have my secret, Mr. Colmore, intimate reminder from the woman whom
world's genius it is a r
'r- ' •'- V
not without a pra.hu
irst rank. C
f 'poe™ vhosfTgenlus 3
louhtcd as their place in the worlds
n Hcnrv Kendall an<l the gifted l)t
\<Iam l.lnclsav Cordon. To the dr
las enntnbulcd 1 hidden ( 'handlers
is to be regarded as a fully n.
The department o
rature is already re])resented by
'""s\>l' Mrs. ('an'i'pl'ell l'r.1,',1.
Mr. Roll' lioldrcuood, Miss Ada
lioothhv.' and the late .Marcus Clarke hear
eloquent leslimom : whilst die held ol erilieal
and biographical writing liuds a worthy repre-
sentative in Mr. I'atchetl Martin.
lint Melba stands alone. Towering head
and shoulders over every other aspirant to
the highest honours of gland opera, the
retirement of Madame I'atti from [lie operatic
undisputed ruler of an empire probably 1 he
proudesl in the sum of this planet's most
msly worn by one who,
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Tat," another of her father's estates, where ticularly poor prcaeher. At the condu-
ct visits to Melbourne t!'in-l-ii -■ :„.: r^uin, <ii- ■-,■. v-
\ \\;ts interested to find that llu- subject <>1 mi — csted tii.it »e should -in; a luiim.
■n the paternal side of the house. To this my mother asked me to play a familiar hymn,
.ay her father sings in the local choir, and I accordingly seated myself, but, in revenge
lis daughter told me she well remembered for having been so bored, 1 played - to the
hnbre. He has always been passionatvly other-. ; i musie hall duty which had suc-
311 d of music, and is, in addition to his reeded in penetrating our wilderness I It
■oral talent (to quote bis daughter's own was called. 'Vim Slioiild See Me Dance the
xpression), "a fiddler of no mean ability.' I'olka.' In the sequel. I received the well-
"She was a natural artist not as regards happened at Melbourne. I was learning to
music only, for one remembers it in the play the organ, and ( bad permission occa-
general expression of her life. She was, sionally to practise on iln- great organ in the
china, and the dessert service still in use playing, and fell into a reverie. When, at
at home was decorated by her brush. last. 1 proceeded to leave the church, I
"Did my father also foster my love of found, to my horror, I was locked in!
music? Yes, indeed be did. to the utmost My playing having ceased for some time, the
was my great joy, on Sunday afternoons, to locked up die church and left. You cannot
sit on mv father's knee at the harmonium. conceive the agonv of mind I endured. The
He would blow the bellows with bis feet. church was very dark, and the pulpit and
hoard with one linger." ghosts. ""
I..I. k I.,
,'";>' 1 ;,' 1
"*Z\ "I'uf' ter^marria
singing. At lirst sin- sang as
itraordinarily high ..r.l.-r. t
¥ recommended to adopt
came to England to stu
u r ;~7
■r, 'history ..Ian exceedin
acter. It will be seen tl
III shaping h.-r
public career, Madame Me
moved in cycles of two ye
•tl' "ll>i"g sli
Id at the tim<
clergyman or lay pr.-a.-lu-i- l.. .-.,uu- al.ni; At twenty ..in- she canK- lu Kurnpe in order
on Sunday-, anil prea. h I., tin laniiK. III. In slu.h lln- all sin- had eleele.l tn f.ill.nv.
servants, and .station hands often .|uitc a At twain three .... inr.-d In-r </.'/'"/ on the
large congregation, particular!) at shearing- ..piratic stage.
"Oin- Sunday I was then, perhaps. tin- distinction nl inimdiicing Mcllia tn the
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which I hau jusi in m|, 'nl'i n! in'', - -h perlormanc m,„M no't proceed since"
the vetCran Verdi. Charles (imnmd <v,ith Opcia House Monsieur Cossira was not
whom she had the piivili-i- of rehearsing imuiik-d with an understudy! As luck
his " Fan- 1 " and - Komcoel liili^-iu- ">. pcic.r would h.i\ e il. though, among the audience
Coring Thomas, the creator of '■ Fsmcralda.'' was M. Kngel. who had sun- the part with
Tosti, and Puccini. In the ease of the Melba, not Ion- before, in Brussels. Orasp-
I t bolunu (a ncwassumpti il I I i i Mi i s, which were gladl)
in Southern Italy last summer; and, if all and gratefully accepted. The performance
that we hear he true, she is destined to win proceeded, and lor several nights thereafter
fresh laurels in the same composer's newest M. Kngel sang the part,
work, "La Tosca," in which Puccini does for " Ai the close of the evening," added
for Shakespeare's -Othello.' 7 " Madame Carnot sent lor me. It was during
Nellie Melha is a woman of rare enthu Monsieur CarnoPs reign at the Klysee, and
siasms. In conversation with me, she could so his wife was occupying the Presidential box
not say too much in praise of Madame at the Opera, Being a woman of very quick
MaiiMe M.i.ivhesi the onlv smgii ig-l ea.cher perception. Madeline ( 'arnnt had observed my
she has ever had and whom she speaks of efforts at covering the confusion of my poor
in terms of warmest affection and sympathy. colleague. I can never forget her kind words
I asked the />r////a donna whether she has to me then, nor shall I readily forget the
ever experienced 1 he excitement mv.\ danger sorrow 1 felt afterwards on hearing the news
of a theatre fire. " Yes. on two occasions," of President Carnot's terrible end, and of
London. In both cases the danger was By the lime this interview appears in print,
happily averted. At Coven I Canlen the Madame Melba will be in the thick of her
outbreak happened actually on the stage filth visit to the United States. Herprevious
during a performance of 'Faust,' and the operatic tours of the American Continent
curtain had to be rung down. 1 chanced have been full of varied and interesting
they were battling with the flames behind " Melba stories that I know dales from her
the curtain, I came in front and begged last tour but one. 1 1 was at St. Louis, where,
the people to remain seated. Fortunately thanks to a late train, the diva and lier
that most terrible of calamities, a theatre oomp.mv arrived only a very little time before
myself behind the sconces once more 1 com- was, in fact, only just til
There have been, not unnaturally, some Put Melba, looking do'
striking incidents connected with ".Melba "s vantage into the orches
s popularity at the Paris Opera dismay ar
of the comparatively recent death of Madame
Carnoi, who figured in it in very sympathetic
were in morning dress. She prom
for the chef tforc/icstre. The p<
lei minutes 1, !,,,-■ come oil" the ^
moo: one ol Melba 's greatest, if not her
the gentlemen of my orchestra do n<
\e:v gie:Vsi assumption. It happened
to appear in evening dress, I shall
go on the stage. I owe a duty to t
at the Opera Hou-c feeling \ cry unwell, but
as well as to myself."
apparently recovering hclon the opera began
This inexorable mandate had i
however, h : almost oomph ie!\ lost his voice !
later, suitably clad in the evening
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HMf Lagt- - -
very interesting "group" photograph of awav liu moM intending episo<
three distinguished Australian^ Mrlha, Mr. al 1'crnlcy was a vi.sit which the
ill " Elegy " ; and here,
diva, which she has decided to ptvseiil to play thai instniniciil in the Scots Church ai
the Public Library of Melbourne. A bust of Melbourne) expressed a desire to try lb.
the Melbourne Melba. by the Melbourne organ in the charming (II church of Stok<
])eculiar interest. Thereby hangs this tale : The rector, or
the Gounod "Ave Maria," and ended
party how she had enjoyed the
*s in charge of the church, and whose
s had heel) requisitioned to blow the
enthusiastically rejoined, "Oh, it
11 beautiful, mm, but 'God Save the
•were best of all!"
ame Melba is fortunate in having
their cicerone exclaimed, "This is
he celebrated Melba used to dress ! "
■at singer's friends began to laugh,
- t — -1 at the man. quiet ly
■rallv speaking I
.els. During her la
and she still speaks of the regret
■h slie parted from them when they
ged to return to their Antipodean
r. Charles A. Kllis (original
manager of the Host on Syin
■stra) to personally conduct her
And then this son of Italy perceived that.
might be, she still was " Melba.''
Melius large humanity that the simpler and
she pleased to tell it. For example, "one
mlliant career as queen of opera of
of that company arc Torn
in, and Gadski, Alvarez,
li, Kraus, and B.
\raus. and Honderesque. and the
mnlrollcd by Signor Seppilli and
Damrosch. As for Mclba's reper
' : Hamlet.""-Manon. : ' " I.es
'• I, a Traviata." " Kigoletto."
n that Madame Melba
ca, which I take to be
ould rather spend the
in ICurope, although
malicious. Resides. I was in I
achieved to feel angry ; and
appears in your article, and lit
I .hall feel amply _ avenged. "_
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' An old lady, very
leatly attired, mo<leM\ which, while unable to enhance their
;sed the foot- their possession. And I found it ;i pleasing
id.mu- Mel ha rrllcction lh;il I had been .lcrordrd an
appear- d l'i, <>'•<} l.id\ -.-marked. " Madame, audience of a queen who is delightfully
I have just heard \ uu <ng, and I've waited unconscious of her sovereignty, and who,
here in the hope lhat nm will K-i me take even if rohhed of the gifts which now enchant
your hand." Mclha, deeply touched, im- the world, would still retain those qualities
pulsively kissed the old lady on either which enchant her friends her bright intelli-
cheek. This salutation won from its gemv. her ever ready sympathies, and her
recipient these simple wonk whirl, Mel ha true womanliness.
: p m
," replied Honor, James, of all |)eople ! "
n her low chair, into the chair she had just vacated, her b
in- to untie the eyes shining and hard " Uncle James, \\
d : wonderfully saved his ncplu w Im.iii destruction 1>\ holdi
out a helping hand. Poor Jim!"
i quickly at the Her clear voice broke for a moment, tli
luiKirs listless linger " 1 pray nighl and morning cli.it In
iperciliously. "Am I I dream of him. Honor, so often, our
an? If Ronald hail seme hoy, as he was before he went a
" Honor, Honor,' said her mother, a pained A pang shut through 1 loner's heart a-
look crossing her lace, "how very unlike you looked up into the fragile face, and
to be so bitter." regretted having been carried away to s
Honor crossed over to where her mother of the prodigal.
sal and dropped down on the rug beside her. " I le w ill come hack to us sooner or U
,-. „nly y,
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She spoke with a cheerfulness she was far the pillow. Mourns heart contracted pain-
from experiencing; the thought had often fully: her mother grew paler and more
occurred to her ih.it Inn. her onh hnulu-r. fragile d;i\ h\ da\. and the doctors had said
might he. hut he had always possessed a shock might prow fatal- A tear dmpped on
warm heart, and would not have left them the thin hand lying outside the counterpane,
had heen postponed, hut the prodigal still When ready for hed she lay in the
delayed, and in a few days her marriage darkness, feeling every nerve acutely on
would be an accomplished fact. the alert.
I'reselilh Mrs. I.atnuer said -gond-niglit " The dock in the lull helow ticked
.ind i\.-ni In hed After ligV.ing hci < ,im< II. s,.l,mnl\ ;md <\\:>V llii hour 1mm time to
thoughts. She exam-
ings. and picking up
HIS HOME com im;
stomed to' the dim light. Uha, could il ni.an? ' S
'- ' : icredulously. There
tcre was a faint sound, which might haw
en ;t box of matches falling on
,or. It was followed b) a smotl
Miration. The figure stole awa
Jim he, glance
promised, as it was to be the last time, 1
laeaf my word I must get 01
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No, no " Her
' ',': ■;,",,''"
wcnl on speaking, Inr voir
■ vntnm-cl scorn. ;ui(t In- dtvw hack under I lie couch close by : "she mi
lash of her glance. poor mother ! "
" Why did ynu not die yc;irs ago? Only In the bustle that t
I o- night we were udking ot' you, praying th;il m;idc good his esmpe. u
you might, return, and /'//is is how ( lod Honor npplied tvMonui
In Nature's Worksliop.
indeed, that the membei
■?e.f g ' e i"o
:m of a desert, l-'or
ment of animal and v. friable life. Winn must have plenty of worms if you want to
we come to think, ii could liardlv he grow corn or turnips.
Otherwise. Things can only exist if' they ' lint there are other unconsidered creatures
contain in themselves the conditions neces- besides these, creatures which perform for
sary to existence. Ak unadaptcd animal us functions almost as useful ami important
or plant perishes instantly. Spiders could as those of the can hworn;s ; ,■■
not live in an island which contained to devote' a few pages here to one such group,
no flies ; kingfishers neeessarilv presup- the sanitary commissioners of the insect
pose fish; and silkworms imply the world, as i will venture to call them— the
presence of mulberry leaves. You cannot vast body of minor sextons and sixdegged
have vultures wild in a country where there scavengers. Has it ever struck you that
are no dead animals lying about loose; nor as you walk abroad through the rich green
can you keep bees except when: there are meadows and pastures of England, you
i, ,1. nun, i ii, t . i.n.,1 m,i , ,i,,/,„
■ivies i.t' Knglish i.l.inl:'. and animals : ,1k.
rlosuii, of the prairies deprived tin.
.'. s:.i, whirl, caniin, Ik. all.avd Willi..,,,
insidnahl, , Ii.., ,,'■!, .il.iv nf a, liana,, pi, , vs.
how 'seldom on your i
or rat' or adder, a de
motived vivalur. „ perform it, tin aeajvaal,
nit' valuable wu,k an ill.- r.->l .,!' ill..- plan,
teems with life : but yd
..I animal v,„inn>,i)i,v. vlnvh I.U.I. a..,...,-
real indebtedness In them. Darwin
°v„fti!™ g ago that " ,c hun,ble and dc ~
tomb of the deceased
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■ of cases. Thirty field- going \\,i> that to cross a human path is
iterred from the stomach sudd i death to shrews, who are always
of a single buzzard when it was shot in the suppo^ d lor other reasons to be witch-like
act of digesting after a good dinner; and and uncanny animal--. If the road leads to
- hurch, a fatal -trokr i- specially certain :
:xton beetles. But
they are crossing a road or pat
IN NATURE'S WORKSHOP. 27
sam s] i 1
;r and take possession of
gathered together. All arc eager in lake Knock has represented several kinds engaged
then' eggs in the dead body. Some of tileiil hap|)ell> oil ell enouii.h in nature. Ihn ii' \ou
may crawl up from the immediate neighbour <oum the number on any one dead bird or
hood: others, summoned from alar, come animal, vou will almost ,ihv;,v; find they arc
sidcrabie distances. They are, as a rule. pairs, male and female. No. 2 shows us the
their hurving expeditions by night alone. beetles, after satisfying their own immediate
The insect ju-i alighting from his (light. 1:1 hunger, proceed to bury tile carcass in a very
the upper pari of the . cmnms and laborious manner. You would
is then securely armour-plated from head to type. Very suitable for a navvy's mattock,
foot, and need fear no foe. save birds which The little engineers begin bv excavating a
Swallow him whole a very tough morsel furrow all round the body, and then a second
and hedgehogs which crimen him in (heir inside that again, throwing the earth out of
strong jaws before eating him. However, he each into the previous one; and so on till
is well prepared for all such enemies, for he the carcass begins 10 sj n f inio the hollow,
can exude when attacked a very nasty (hud They then dig and tunnel beneath it. carry -
with ,1 disgusting smell : and this mode ol ;:i; out I. :«\- of earth, one after another, till
defence, which resembles that of the skunk In; bv bit the carcass collapses into the hole.
and the poleeat. umuiIK promts i !:■.;■; I, is| m iron:, then behind, and has reached a
obtrusive inquirers. He must be handled level « ..:—!. rablv below the surface. Then
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is played in theKast by vultures and the o
r moiv clieetuallv" and unobtrusively Thev se
it by burying the they have retired into a clay cc
[ only preventing ami are undergoing their transl
; the pastures in the perfect insect. We are h
longer legs of the adult insect beginning to
forms where our human eyes would b
dcwlop. while the head assumes ""slowlv Its
later term. The grubs remain in the cocoon
through the winter, anil emerge in spring as
I may add that if the beetles left the
winged hrrllcs.whcU lllrV ih aWSV Willi their
briliiant wing eases raised, in search of con-
ground, the bodies would dry up, a
genial mates and more dead held mice 1 . The
best places lo look for all these beetles are
burying the dead animal, the} provu
the - keeper's trees, r ' on which game-keepers
display considerable intelligence.
to cm ourage flic others. If you 'tap one
like gods bv the ancient l.gvphans.
neighbourhood of Naples.
lU's : and (Ik- mull, kvllcs haw industry in rolling a lot n[" dark, round hails
ical insluinu-ni ni" liinr mvn in alnmsl as !»l; as rlvmsrlvi's alunjj; llu- sl.>pr>
which lluy can rub against ground i> a!nv wii h ! \w ln^in^ and pu-hinu
"U "l" [1 , I vpinn -I. . i
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■ imperfect Southern ;m,l Oriental Mih-t, Hut .is the pellet roll quickly, and the beetle'
Rites tor a main drainage svstem. The balls are bv no means rapid runners, he seldorr
ile about in the loose sc
engaged in this habitual and quaint amuse towards him, he will oi;en give up the pur-
ment. They have each collected a round suii ol" his lost property, and quietly and
into shape; they are now engaged in trund- have seen great lights take place at
ling their booty off at their leisure to times over a disputed ball: though some-
Till very lately, it was universally believed IV
the halls, and th.n the young -rubs hatched and deeply religious Egyptian inim
111111 I 11 I 11
< 1 suuititic know
elusion. I opened nunihers of halls myself
ledge and comparative groups of scientific
from a hole) 1 discovered ;i h;dfgro\vn kivv.i.
my own eyes as against those of even the most
In Egypt, it has been universally believed
e.illv out of nothing. The immortality of the
soul and the resurrection of the body were
to a place of safely, above the level of tile
thinkers of Thebes and Memphis' instantly
perceived a fanciful analog)' between the
Nile. At any rate, scarabs abound in
Egypt. At a_ very early date, it would
mummy reviving when the expected day of
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death, like the partieulaih h\ Mr.
the days of the month : it was said In Ik- very earb epoch in the Egyptian a
male nnly, without a leinalc, and .so to typify " Fiom tin- earliest times until the e:
the creative power and the paternal or the native monarchy," he says, "c
maseuline principle in nature. Sun-worship, usages continued unchanged. Among
as we know, formed a large pari of tlu- later was the inscription of names and. tc>
(though not of the most primitive) Egyptian scarabs. The beetle which rolls befor
religion; and the ball rolled hv the scarab he ought rather to have said behinc
was therefore supposed 10 personify Ka. the "a hall of mud m which its egg is corn
great sun-god. In one way or another, the was, at some period so remote thi
practical elements in the religion of Egypt. became the symbol of the resurrection,
cod, and scarab hieroglyphs re-creation of all tf.
, so they buried torn:, that ot the revered insect god. they are
; and these were rendered still more sacred by their mystic
From the living inscription^, wlm h consist of appropriate
sacred by being religious phrase- in hieroglyphic writing.
i the hob name from Eg M ,i. the belief.,, the luck and
ubs of this kind. value ot engraved scarabs as charms or
and regarded as amulet- pa^ed on to the Greeks, and also
the Egyptian have been found: and in the old Etruscan
from a seamen tombs siu h link) bca>t> are t omp.uatively
is illustrated in common. They are mostly made more or
ie live beetles in less in imitation of the Egyptian originals.
1 costly Egyptian beliel in the vim litvand talismanic character
7_V XATl. RE'S WORKSHOP.
oches or suspended o
the supply of the gi.-nuiiu- article dors not by each plant or annual itself for its own
quite keep pace with tin.; increasing ik.- purposes ; it onl\ incidentally server lo
mands ol the modern tourist: and there k benefit the others I bus the burying beetles
antiques at Luxor." u Inn hundi ed ■■ m taUe and oslensiblv " U .. their own food and
scarabs with nice imitation hieroglyphic the food ol" their offspring : it is merely
iusci-i|ilious are neatly tinned out for the as an incidental refill, undesigned by -.belli
market every season. selves, that they assist in purifying the air
About sixty different kinds of live scarabs and the soil for all other species. Or, to
trict in Europe, Asia, or Africa : and four trknis little crealuiv- .ire working individually
of these kinds can be easily distinguished for their own ends. the\ are also in the wider
as being individually represented in ihe old scheme of naliire «■■■ king unconsciously and
ike their personal advantage u> perform good work for
mily, but The good work pel formed by ihest a\engers
numbers on the Surrey hills where I have and the refuse of fond were left about every-
puehed im leni. Ibis Lrmhsh dungbeeile where freely on the open, germs of disease
U[) neat little heaps of clean sand at the more commonly than e^.n ,il pr^.tit. liui
mouth of its hole, like miniature mole- a large number of scavenger annual-,
he ground, and the refuse as fertili?
a shapeless into the first layer of th
and foreign scavenger beetle* perform is hardlx a human Hade or a human activity
a useful task by following tip animals which docs not find its eountcrpart some-
was swaggering down the road his own little Nellie, tripping al
to Shnrncliffe Camp: that is side ? and lie never thought of hi
as much as his 5 II. 2in. of He had known her for years ; as children
prettiest girl in Kolkestone was holding on toother, and when he was a little older lie
affectionately to his left arm, and in his right used to spend the pence he got for holding
hand he displayed to lull advantage his new horses and running errands in sweets for
silver-topped cane, the result of several Nellie: and now thai ihev were grown up.
weeks' savings. and that she was in service and he was
"Little Willie," as his comrades of the wearing a red coat, they "walked out"
" o- ei. I ' h "special enlistments." He "When I get my stripes, Nell, we'll get
was running riot throughout the country, Xell nodded her assent.
and the inspector surgeon had passed "'()\v long 'II diet he, Will?"
htm, saying that he was sure to grow to " Not so very long, neither," he said, his
-:.:iul.:vi: h. : .'it as he was only just eighteen. boyish face lighting up with the ambition of
glanced at the set look of
strutted through the town
be, maybe less- they're a-wanting f
'ilerea loud voice behind them put ai
to further confidences. *■ I llo. little
where are yer a-going, so aughtydike?
won't as much as look at a pal ! "
The two stopped and looked round a
that looked down prnicctingly on were the admiration of tin- parade, and even
nkiml in general. So without further the colonel wondered liow thc\ always looked
c ranp.il up on the other side of Nellie so bright and spotless. Willie was' an ideal
i " Pleased to meet yer. miss." soldier's servant, anil was quite happy if he
on the other side : however, there was under his heavy rille. with blistered feel and
t forastroll. Nell was distinctly patroni/ing. eonlidence ; and so It eame about that there
Why don't yer grow. Will? \"er ain't as was never sueh an ideal soldier's senant as
his was an awful blow; up till now, in one of the disused huts of Shorneliffe
ie had been the only one person who Camp. The hut was packed with unbelted
that she should turn on him like this of the | alar ,nngs. anil passed round
good sighl broader in
lie shouting spicy ami personal re
the shoulders than ever vou 11 he. Why, 'e'd and' laughing
table as a
Alter half an hour's walk these amenities
middle of a song and accept a think lint
.: his company. , il was a great relief to both.
link ink-rest in the proceedings. W ilia
unnoticed : whv he had come .11 all he
lav on his hard barrack bed" that night and
not know. Perhaps il was that mutlciij
preferable lo the deserted ban.a , room
his present stale of mind. There he sal
1 ill Isi lure. N lh
' ' ' ' 1 1 11 1 ' ,' 1
ivas absent from the rendezvous, and lie
n the hope of meeting her. lie did meet
d line gave all nipiTCi p
the bully shouldered his w.n through
ivenl straighl hack to his cheerless barrack-
Willie's com' to give us a oormir song : "
Captain Archie Trevor was Little Willie's
tormentors closed up around him.
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id of applause followed tl
tcatly tripped up our young gallan'
mug?" Big Hob said, as he caught tip the and deposits
tankard from the floor. more he struggled to his feet, but as he
"In course, if yer ain't wet enough looked round the circle of grinning faces,
-Males, the nipper's 'inled as 'mt I'm his life unbearable, he felt a lump r
souiflV: Then lake vcr bloomin' tipple; throat ; his fists ill
Oi'll \i,v none of it:"" and he poured the se ' '
every time he thought of it. And so the
tn, you\e not heen crying .' '' hattalinn as a drat: m uiakrg i tin- r;iv.i^-s
'd past, slir applied ;i niiiH I"
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treat now ! " Big Hob shouted to Little Willie,
to smash : who was slavering along under die weighi <>i
"That'll make some of the hoys perspirite. ing creeper, and he measured li
m thinking," Sergeant Thomson replied, as the ground, his rifle going off as
s eyes followed the direction of Big Bob's Immediately a young recruit
il \\a-. ,il 1 II I Captain 1 11 I I I
"I'll send the men up lo that ledge in thing. The men were all over the plac
skirmishing order," he said to one of his some of them a hundred or more van
can re-form and do the rest with a rush ; 1 parrs, and then discharging their rifles fro
fifty yards to the summit from there. What they gradual!) worked their way upward
do you think. Mason?" the tribesmen's good shooting began to tal
not, as we've got to do it, and the general then one of the lieutenants threw up h
will be coming along on the far side in hands and fell forward, shot through tl
another couple of hours. By Jove. Trevor, heart in the act of kicking a man who w;
.s the m
half-past four now. How many of them are mere chary of exposing til
' Only 'a couple o!" hundred. I suppose, on the sky-lint'.
could play the very devil with the brigade: strewn hill-side, and the s
it's a sheer drop of ix. I'., into the mad from lktlc closer up to their she
where they are, and they'd be rolling those bent their heads down a
great boulders on lo the fellows' heads. There was not a man then
Company, fall in. 'Trillion! Vou will ad- have called a coward with
<il" buffaloes, with wild cheers and idc
llins. niii'g.Ts on the skv
dead and wounded. Hut, scattered a
■Uv'illlll Willi ii-. lit t K less
nun will widen mil .is fir
coming in sight, it was too much to
:s, and continued the as
niin- with i m i H »
v, placed his hands in his "Than!
wishm lor this e\
dhows preparatory understand
'eard aright when 1 saw all the utlu
It was Willie's first
Iconic him : " I'll get you to repeal t
disguise die out of this cursed liuss ; i
'."* Captain Trevor said, as he clainbarcil up chicl In [In- summit again, i losch pur-
■ -wni- ...l ledge k that was shcltel sued by tin- Knglishmcn, while all along
g the two men. " I'crhaps those beggars ilu- slope whiu- helmets and bright steel
re opening I.-
itilated " his helmet, to snatch a
and the next nunm-nt Captain Trevor Mag (, Hides cavalry, die aihanoc guard of lin-
gered, and would have i.i'ilen had not the brigade, came clattering along the mountain
Carefully, and exerting all his strength,
for Trevor was a big man. Willie lifted him II was a proud day for A Company when
over his shoulder, and began slowly to all llir l-'inga! \ alley brigade were paraded in
be saw the tribesmen on Vinon'a ( 'ross. and nn man cheered louder
lenly leap to their feet. and. than big Bob.
WEE PIN' WILLIE.
Maje,lvV tiolh Line late ,,f the ['in;
jntparetl with 'im, least- dirty scrap of paper
, conmii trial "lain '",!n'"n t'l
ic. Then there
L-c cheers lor ' Wcepill' words " l-'eir
tipper, the l.ravcst man lastly, a line
. 1 nimal t : rieutlsliip.
axj.ua /. i-Rji:\i>sini\
id they had doubtless been acctts-
v.arm I'ur eloak about litem. So This I
il, ' Might she take them to bed him to perfont
will ;l(Ii)j)| ihelll,' 1 SUggeslcd, not intending
his name nut to be published, but who-
statements we have very good reasons l
th'Hlgti! 11 an excellent idea, anil iirh'd Upon
believe to be absolutely" true, send.s us ll
extraordinary pholo. uiwn below. "Aw;
out in New Zealand," our kindly coir
h>m -cat, fat and amiable; he lived in the
spondent was able to take this curious pi
M-hoolrooni In a wadded basket, which jnsl
lure. lie tells the following story in eo
fitted him comfortably.) "lie will cat them
the bystanders, 'and perhaps it is just as
are mother ducks, and some ducklings ■
mine, appearing neglected, were put into
small box, with flannel, to add to the
slufTed into his lap : they at. once nestled
comfort. As one of our cats happened '
down and Molly went off to sleep again.
Some of ns looked in later in the evening to
was sitting up washing the rabbits 1 It
more ado Minna jumped into ilw box. ai
was the funniest thing in the world : he
evidently remembered his own nursery days.
there and then adopted them as her vc
own. When tbev fell out of the box, si
hgh si his Strang charges When he
very tenderly picked them up in her moil
and replaced them. When lliey peeked
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ut besides having to siK-klL' her own offspring, of ;t
unding si> gloomy, sad-eyed, and reproachful and
i die right, she also has to nurse the as t'
'\ i i ; '"i-,,"',n'| l, '',''' ! '"' i r ! «'" '','". T 'n'h'k 'j'"'"" "l U | N " ' V^f.
on the milk of the mother ass. searches for I^^BJ tfl^Hi
The pretty terrier shown : n the next illus- the dog. if the BHtA. ^%Bfck
puppies all died soon after birth, leaiing the happen to be [.__. _ ^_ : ..i
the dog was inconsolable. Il refused its ruler in the immediate neighbourhood,.!™! the
food, moped, and grew thin. One day. how- clog seems '
hmdi in tin: sl;>hlo. aml'.-iru- nl'ia'i iillimal ii k it-.. Nn licn-nmlhi-r
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Miss Cayley's Adventures.
By Grant Allen.
fTURE OF THE ORIENTAL ATTENDANT.
| In, ll „ ll, , l,,l „ll,l , <
refuge in \sia Mriea Mncriea \ustralia
II, ,ll, mi.
or the I'aeifie Islands.
Still no news from Harold I It was cruel,
I thought. My faith almost flagged. lie
til tl„ papers ,1,1, took his guilt is certain
was a man and should ho brave How could
judging an untried cause, they treated hint
already as the detected criminal, the fugitive
just think to what serious misapprehension it
and waiting for Lad}- ( leorgina. It was
earl}-, too earl}-, hut oh, why didn't she
come! Unless .vecvec/r soon svuip.nhi/ed
/ening at latest. As to details, authorities eery -rand carriage driving up to the door-
iffered. The officials of the ( ireat. Western way the porch with the four wooden
.ail way at I'addington were convinced that Ionic pillars. I took no heed of it. I was
wrecked, and Harolds with it. Vet, dimly
through the mist. I became conscious after a
on die other hand, were e-jually certain dial while thai the < mi _ \ lit (I it li dim
he had slipped away with a false heard, in prince; 1 could set- the hi. iek faces, die white
company wilh '-his accomplice." [ I i — msun, unbans, the gold limeades of the alteiidants
by the .S. i5 p.m. to I'arix EvcivIxkK took in the dickey. Then it came home to me
it lor granted, however, that he had left with a pang thai this was the Maharajah.
London. It was kindly meant : yet after all that had
Conjecture played with various ultimate been insinuated in court the day before. I
destinations Spain. Morocco, Sicilv. ihe wasb\ no means over pk-ased thai his dusky
Argentine. In Italy, .aid the Cltro,ihh\\\i- Highness should conic to call upon me.
might lurk tor a while he spoke Italian Wails have eyes and ears. Reporters were
fluently, and could manage to pul up al tiny hanging about all over London, eager to
osh-ric in oul ol'lhe-wav places seldom visited distinguish thcm.selves bv successful eaves
b\ laiglMiuien. ! le might in Albania, dropping. They would note, with brisk
there, and might in turn be hunted. lie in tin- day on Mi»I.ois ( avlev. with whom
some remole .put in I he < 'arpal hia lis < a I he consultation.'" I had half a mind to send
balkans, said ihe (huh Vf.v.e quite proud down a message that 1 could not see him.
leaden-foot'ed justice in this age. said the shame of the cross-e\ed n.C.'s m ept-akal >it
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Lack in liis pla<v with his lordly Eastern air.
u, Rajput llu yea, irl.e)
Schiangi nliad. I remembered he had Mri
attendants in the dickey descended ob.-c<jui-
the features of ,i. high hum Indian gem
dr^M'il as usual in rich Oriental stuf'K and
all vaguely recalled the highest type
He bent forward respectfully with Oriental
the Eastern temperament. Now, he h
suppleness to take his Highmss's orders.
blackened his face and hands with soi
entered the porch wilh the wooden ionic
later and the resemblance to a Rajp
pillars, and disappeared within, while the
chief was positively startling. Ill his £0
Maharajah loMed liis hands and seemed to
brocade and ample white turban, no pass
A minute later, a knock sounded on my
nd faced him. The Mood
■•Thai's bad, darling'. I
cheek. " Harold ! " I cried,
had Iran, warned mv li.ee
\lv jov overcame nie. He
li, arms. ' I allowed him. un
" I.ove has sharp cws."
r the first time he kissed me.
can see tlma.eh l.rick
Harold. But all London, I am sure, would He arranged all this ; it was his own idea
been arrested the moment the jury benight Hinduism. I don't suppose the disguise
"And why were von not " I asked, draw hut il will last lung enough for us to get
ing back. "Oh, Harold, I trust you: but salelv awav to Scotland."
tvhy did you disappear and make all Ihe "Scotland?" I murmured. "Then you
ivorld believe you admitted yourself guiln ' " mean in I rv a Senieh marriage?"
He openedhis arms. " Can't you guess ? " " It is the i nc; . c
lie cried, holding them out to me. be married to-day, and in England, of course,
he murmured, leaning nvei me anil clasping keep us waiting about for a day or two.
me. "If ever I were pom. friendless, hunted In Scotland, on the other hand, we can be
To-day, except you and dear (leorgev, I steel, dear fellow. Do you consent to go
very few days I shall doubtless be a eon- good sicad. "Implicitly." I answered.
■ he torn from you
I In II l" i I iid " '',',""" ', "uough my tears.
were too full of thought lor words.' Then "This makes amends lot all," he cried,
suddenly. II. cold mused himself. " Uc must " Lois, to have won such a woman as you, I
precious, ewry minute's delay dangerous. that I hid myself last nighl. I wanted to
"Go down?" I exclaimed, clinging to "And after we tire married?" I asked.
What is your programme?" "I shall give myself up at once to the
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ten," I said, sobbing. " It is a brave man's "Bloomin' fine cricketer!" one porter
hat will, I will strive! I , „' ill, vi ViL not m> dusiv'fo, 'nigger tin
"I knew you would," he cried. "I was otlu-r man replied. " I'ust-rite bowler ; but.
it mistaken in you." Lord, he can't 'old a candle to good old
We embraced again, just once. It was Ranji."
.lie enough after those years of wailing. As for myself, nobody seemed to recognise
I drew back. "Not with you, dearest," rirrumstanre that, tin- evening papers had
whispered. "Not in the Maharajah's published rough wood-cuts which professed
image. You must start by yourself. I to be my portrait, and which naturally
insom." raw-boned, hard-featured termagant.
He saw I was right. It would avoid I took my seat in a ladies' compartment
lm tnd im litil In vn travelling jacket i
'• Decidedly, " I answered. "Go
Partab. Don't come near me aga:
glass. The seconds were precious. I saw
get to Edinburgh. It is danger
tin- Maharajah drive away, with Harokl in
The police may at any moment heat
Oricnljlh ,il nl II, looked ill, ,'erv eounte,
part of the Rajput by his side. Then 1
descended the stairs and walked out boldly.
As I passed through the hall, the servants
••■Sou are right," he cried; "Lois
and the vi-itors stared al nle and whispered.
'!"■■, > -:■ : with nods and liftings of the
I 'wished' 1 could think so mys
e;e hi, ,w. . 1 was aware that that morning I
'twits with serious misgivings that
At Piccadilly Circus, I jumped of a
tra Oh,°that"long journey" north, al.
sudden into a passing hansom. " Huston \ "
ladies' compartment with the fee
■ quick! I have no time to spare." And. as able : it was an endless agony. He had the
the man drove off, I saw, by a convulsive Maharajah, who loved and admired him, to
ied his Int to me 'iholfh nihotiViso he
journey would be taken' by everyone for a
,ok no overt notice. Hut' 1 saw his keen
res follow me down the train. Harold, in
le. One or two porters, and a few curious
i ■''■ ■ - That's the , hap as was up yes
immediately surrender himself.
■taige: to his neighbour. Hut nobody
1 11 111
underlying hang-dog e:
link I t U I i i I 1 II I I
winrhin- the Mahaiajah ;iiul myself, as mi--- of the AsluuM will rase. i le al-o lingered
the) had nut \vt :;iie^cd th.n Harold had and thru went hark to confer with the dciec-
disguised hiniM IT. ()Ml ..["tin two im.uial.if liw. I'liu-, puuing l\w> and tv,o together.
his pockets, along the train once niore. told in our favour. Most men trust much to
and pi.ned a cig.n' un.h the nonchalant air just such vague expectations. They form a
of a sporting gentleman. Bui 1 was certain theory, and then neglect the adverse chances.
anxious to exhihit. that he must be a spy detective hv taking him thus, psychologically
far as I could tell
i. and 'scribbled a
"Take this to a black
said, "in a r ,,1,'nU
touched his hat, nodded,
smiled, and took it.
Would Harold see
tomed stoppages. I
running through ? Oh,
learned the interpreta-
Then gradually, gently,
r. 1 1 ;i.ppil\-
e. No need
-. u (li>.i|»|)i-an-(l. tlu- dctrctiu'.. In-ad observing the M^nals, doubtless, to discover
J//.V.V CAY/.EVS ,i/)i/:\7tav:s.
Harold's face just showed from another
at Dunbar: and as the train happened to
pull up. we thought we needn't waste time by
might cillicr of them Ik I'alal. He glanced
inquiry at me. 1 nodded back. "Now! '
'• Ye should have changed at licrwiek,''
jumped (.111 ; so did Harold. We faced one
dentally) at our extravagance in paving
the extra fare to Edinburgh and back
'I'he detective, still absorbed on the signals,
In >pile of agnation. 1 managed lo summon
never once looked back. One second later.
we were safe at Dunbar, and he was speeding
ere now had melted the hearts of rickshaw
awav by the express for Edinburgh!
coolies and of French douaniers. He thawed
before it visibly. "Time was important to
us," I said — oh, he guessed not how im-
For half a minute I coul.l not speak. My
Ilrio)ir'VlianilX , '1 ! !,eMVl,e"t!ion'i,',a"le!
good for the company 1 "
"Thai's true," he answered, mollified. He
"You can't get out here/' he said, crustily, in
North liritish shareholders. " But how about
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eart-soften- Scotland for twenty-oni
n fancies,'' prcecdine the mania-., i
tdced (such is the " If you were Scotch." I
men). I fell myself go through the ccrcmom
ami glanced loivard-, llaiohl "an Indian-
born subject of Met Majesty, il would be
impossible for me to do il : the ceremony
would be invalid, under Lord brougham's
V anybodv would appcalingly. " Harold.'' \
tv lace and heard " do you think we could n
I. " bm. perhaps selves safely anywhere in S
j/z.s.v c,i y/./; v.s .i/)iv:x/-i.-A7-:s.
other of us, puzzled. "Harold?'
"Harold? ' Thai doesn't sound
will rase?'' 1 said. and then urn inusi
line ahnul it in the can : later on, it
lllen I added. 'slow]'. '■' rl,i- is Mr. I I .,',', '.i'l doubtful.
Does' he look like a forger? 1 want in Veal handbook. before Lord brougham's
■ are married, he will marriages. The usual phn
to the police - if you marriage does not bold goi
must be. ( ;,„■/' vou manage it somehow ? "
usual residence in Scotland, or else has lived
M |l ;o« ton hcdl.il II I]
ceding the date of the marriage. ii' vou
forebears. Lad, < iiimo ere Tillinglon's son.
like, i will wail I nstill Iho authorities."
is it not? Then vou must be Younger of
"Xo. thank vou.'' I cried. "There is no
lime to lose. Marry us first, and look it up
afterwards. 'One or other' will do. it seems.
"What does he mean?" I asked. "Younger
of ( '.lcdcliffc ? " 1 remembered now- that
Mr. Tillington is Scotch enough. 1 am sure :
the phrase had occurred in Mr. Ashursl's will,
lite marriage turns out invalid, we only
though 1 never understood it.
::::;; , ; ,/\
"A Scotch fashion," Harold answered.
"The heir lo a laird is called Younger of so-
name in Dumfriesshire: a twa small estate:
"Then you are a Scotchman?" the
,1, legal lorn, before foe witnesses. Then he
" I have never counted myself so," Harold
pronounced us duly married. In a quarter
answered. I'ranklv: "except In remote descenl.
of an hour more, we bad made declaration lo
YVc are treble of 'the female line at ( llcdolil'l'c ;
thai effect before the sheriff, and were form
still, lam no doubt more or less Scotch by
ally affirmed lo be man and wife before the
hold in t'.ngland as well.
purpose. But then— the lady ? "
"She is immitigatedly bnglish." Harold
of Canterbury in Westminster Abbey."
Harold lurued lo the minister. "Will
"Xnl quite." I answered. "I lived four
you send for the police?" be said, calmly.
i charge mi a confession of foruyrv ? " llic
[ 1 1 II 11 il I
sake of jicltin^ married, nol to escape appre-
hension. I am here, openly, under my own
decide: if you choose, you can arrest me."
The siiperimciHlcnl conferred lor sonic
time in another room with the sheriff, '['hen
o the study.
lkling of a plan to set 1 [amid ritdil aeuin
The will we had proved but I must i
When we parted, Harold kissed me on I
irehead, and murmured rather sadly, "N
ippose if- ""
Unique Log- . 1 larks.
n-.iiiiK-ii. Logging ramps nf I. >g,;i.uks and cattle-brands ;
1 the heart of a forest. vided In law, placed on a die in
limb.. '-.and planks! I'hcrclor.. ', | ., ..',',;,, S, J When tin- I
hauled, perhaps several " ^JL . . Is has left the saw-
miles, to the hank ot the f m m f^f—i . mills further and further
mar. Some o, da- eamp- J M f > \ / from the product with,,,,.
contain as inanv as ,00 or I \ / \J lu.htl in
400 men, and this force is HI W \# and the logs have to be
kept liusv during the entire J 7 I floated great distances.
hauling thin, to l':ie n\ee Here lhe> .ire e-iia'. ,\\A 0:1 ,l,e Mississippi river logs are
|,laeed 11, hug, piles, .\>u\ it is at this tune frcouciilly laken as nuieh as 300 miles,
that the log-mark ,,f the owner is piaeed epon On one r : \ei perhaps a dozen or more
them by an individual known as die ••sealer.'' In inhering linn-, having no connection with
whose dul\ it also is 10 measure the diameter ear], oilier, are operating, and when spring
of each log and keep a record of it. comes all their logs are rolled into the
curious log-marks— odd ar
k during a log "drive" is the ii
most dangerous connected wil
■pels. Irogs, hahies. yokes, daylight, so that tltev may eat their break-
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big from bank to Iwnk of the stream, form- tcred
ing an almost solid wedge, which constantly of a
Ivrnnu-, larger am! more compact. Ii i-- and'
is termed. A remark-
in length. Anothi
f, extended ten miles. f\ T T f | \ Quiiw. near the head of
.river was also the Mvne, ft II I Lake TemiscamingUc, when
ity years ago, of perhaps _ ^^ \t^ JL he heard a young Iivneh
ttinilv. jumped upon one. With hold the string of logs forming ilo- booms.
in i:o poes,[s !„- .10. -i.on.o.ly A river is divided off inlo a siiftieient number
hi- impriniscd !err\ to take him of " booms " to pro\ i.U- a separate boom lor
osite ,hore le. iiialsiie.,111 :h, logs eaeh linn or intli\ ideal having logs ' ■'
.d through a rapid. Here the log "'
began to re\ol\v i.ipidly in
but ite speedily checked tlr
This swings only a few
and all the time w.i. whistling eheerile. between the first and second booms for
apparent!) wholly oblivious of the danger. those of another, and so on. As the logs
When the log upon which be stood was are lloaled down from the stationary -drive"
swept across the river and above, which, perhaps, fills
— ~ M the men whose duty il is to
% *■ 1- rate the logs catch them
I '"'■> •"■'■ fl "-'"'' 1
ous work of log driving. down to them, hastily glance
driving, that he has frequently seen the bank, pull themselves and the log to a point
drivers cross rivers which were comparatively due. tly above the boom of the owner of the
Iree of log.,, -i! warding noun a log and log. and then release it. and permit il to lie
web lb, ii l,cl in., king il rovo:»ci|Ullc swii'tlv. carried In the current inn. lis- prop, i hi
With tile aid of
in a diseased craving of some undistinguished in Knglish. The story was told us in tin
couple tor notoriety, or, as is more likely, in beautiful garden of I. he Chateau Juvisy. th.
a lark of striking headlines tor some very magnificent house which is now M. Flam
stinguished by an imagine ■ before I had entered a balloon, I was, at
tion very rare in men of science, and liis heart, an enthusiastic aeronaut. To hang in
theories of the inhabitation of the stars are of space above, looking down upon the rolling
a very striking and beautiful character : while world below, and all the little people in it,
many other of his astronomical speculations u;b tor wars the height of all my ambitions,
are similarly bold and original. Nevertheless, I never expected to make an
began more than thirty years ago, and since ing as those which actually accompanied my
that time he has been a most enthusiastic first balloon experience.
aeronaut : making very numerous aseents and Just before our mariia-e. in diVus-dng with
p riant Riitii I II I I 1 li li. mid take. I begged him
tnnsTmdln M, j in, (1 , tl 1 , il il ' ' l , th ' like circumstances'"
meteorologist and aeronaut. It is of the M. Flammarion understood my meaning
wedding trip performed in a balloon by at once. Indeed, the same thought had
A WEDDING TOUR IN A BALLOON. 63
From this moment Flammarion was busily be as vou wish, of course. In faet, t
en-aged with th ■ crnn.iu M In] llod.rl .... i'w . .irry fou, tnd as we otirselvc
consequence of Flam-
Unfortunately, the 01
vcrv dee[) offence to a u
maile memorable the first
u-ui[l'.\ man -0 d. e;i. la
the Abbe was almo
estranged from my httshan
before' a registrar in ICng
Sophy, ulml, 1 cvpeet to he
Km in' The end he waived
tlndard had had an \,|
amUas no, u,
fission, -nrh as is usually
Catholic ceremony. The short, had finished, ami >
marion's determination in this respect. :ci :n- \ igunais hand s, :/cd the la idee s am
eloquence and his pains went joyous voice cried, "And
confusion of our happim
we had <|lli[e iorgolten tl
pleaded the excellent Abbe.
the breakfast lo which.
a matter of fact, he had be
"No! Never! Not even
that!" was Flanm.arion's
mom. installed hinis,
"Then,'' persisted the
fortably, and careful
Abbe, " you will at any rale
lavour malting connectetl
"Most certainly," Flam-
marion replied, ^rather m ' ' ,'„, , t ,,,:, ./ ' '' ' evening in our halloo
friends. I 1
ivc filled this bug uith 111
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watching, '["he weather was perfect, hut we
should manifest itself! '"'
umeiiow-!" But what of the Abbe"? When the start
he stammered.'" "What what's this? Kit the d.iv when l-.rn.-M Manimanon called nn
I ire . '„ ' "d i'i " i l», "it i ,, , \bb ."bin found 'that h "t i" '!w"!'"t'roi,'i
joke, but the simple truth. We cult en. IW home, at 1 .a Yarcnnc Saint Hilairc, which he
In had an apopleeti, lit indeed, lie irn die Abbe's servant assured Idaniniari.in that
nearly died. What should we have dune il he would be back, doubtless in the evening,
the lit had occurred in the balloon ? 1 le is So a note wars written and left on the Abbe's
The poor Abbe was thunderstruck. "And in a balloon: do not miss this celestial
" I've been telling everybody I know 1 People o'clock at the gas-works of La Villette. —
should have put them : but that's beside the August, oS;.,) dawned brilliantly, and the
question — they came. And now we are day fulfilled the promise of the dawn-- -a
trot to go! 1 shall be the hiughin:: stock ilciightfiiliv equable temperature, a gentle
of all my acquaintance 1 It's too bad too breeze, and a bright sky. And at five we
bad I " assembled at the gas-works— our aeronaut
ough th '
mained melancholv. not\\ithsl;mdin» the
mem occasion, ami the fact that Madame
11 il,,,, ,, i, ,nd mtts, h,s. with a number
Oodard, who was present, assured him that
In parting from him. f'lanimarion cheered
him hy the assurance that he .v/ev, Id <_;o up in
a balloon ahvr all. for, in fact, the project was
only deferred. Anil so the Abbe departed
the end of title.: hours, find the balloon
hopefully. Hut who can count on the
this case, though Codanl and bis assistants
end of the matter.
The balloon, which rolled and swung
wedding day. On the eve of the day fixed
before us, had been specially made for us,
f'lammarion. the publisher came to see us.
had a magnificent dark golden tint, most
In vain we awaited the Abbe. We
become, and one had very few opportunities
Mailed bis receiving the note, or whether he-
might be ill. It would soon be impossible
or should from any cause toiv^o bis claim.
to wait longer. The ball i trembled, and
the great globe rose, little by little, from the
Krncst quite understood the situation, and
ground. Soon it was a Irulv beautiful obje. 1.
weight we seemed ic
by admiration of the wonders about us. of a candle. At tin's time oiu height «as
Nothing so magnificent had I ever about ;,oo or ( oo luetics, and we ga/cdmcr
, the fields, and tile- wu.i. I- all l.ilipu
e passed '(.v el the Unites ( 'hainiionl
Till: STH IN/)
looked, and with a cry he inslantly snatched ricnccd a good bath in the Maine
the pipe away. "Do vou want in blow us gerous river in these parts,
all up >" he exclaimed." (iodanl threw out ballast, and w,
IhilC.odardiuolvIv laughed. "11a: ha!" higher still. "What will the Abbe l!
light to' it! " '
:i : ■!,■.., i.l "Hi rn... '. n\ (1:1111m! ,,s iii full daylight, and the linn
mild perceive sometlihm innvine. height of i.poo metres, and we seemed to In
he said. ' entering into another world. Here all Naluri
' ig air. far below. were in the clouds. My husband li ■
■ rihod li,
"This is the place,
"this is the place, cl
scape while alps, glaciers, valleys, ridges.
i ■ . ■ stic panoramas. Slupend
ous combats between the clouds arose and
hurled and flung themselves in mighlv com
'i-' of the mists. ;mk1 -..lilm- -rivm-lv under li-lil. U'.is n ,i liuhihouse ? No. w
the deep blue sky, in i he pak- light of the far in mi tlu: sea. Reassured on this point,
moon. we are soon uneasy in regard to another, I'm
A Peep into " Punch."
= _. sss
^dsK. * ;v
13 N~ "je
flS^ '\ ; Mi»
very ;iri of writing the t it It.- Mr. Spu -Inunn
has tvcordrd thai lliuv ;iiv a-, many versions
origin of the periodical itself.
II I I I I UK - >. <
•W: EatiiMu-ji Cull,- iiu-.tjng .|i.,kf ..t i In- ;:.i(«-r,
hi of having thought ol tin- (
■hich is (rrtainlv an inlimt
ban "runny I Jogs wi
-\V, l-'mnix *'
No. 2 is the first
,.7;"Wv/.'// ( .
Mr. Puneh's long series
or eartoons. 'litis was
done by A. S. I lennine.
■::%'- ■ : :■-.
j. ^P S^i
THE FIRST TOOTH.
this sketch is
doiiUcdlv" l>v Thackcrav : the lull ran
It is the first part of a full-paw article
he cartoon sl„„,„ in Xo. f, contains llle
hirth of the Prince on November 9. 1 S.
picture ot ( in, vii \ ii ton:! in /,ov,//. ;iml
.mil which ,il-.o i.tox to tin ::-,i: ...
| '!■<>' nts Mr koli, rt [Yd sent lor bv th,
caused to the Kilif. "1 llano,..: l„ tin hi
of the t.l, loon's .,o,ll,l child. /',„„■/, writ,
"There are now two cradles between 1
ds Mr. Punch's politics,
owing words from " 11
TTiC"™ ., " u'iT'
- , 1
; STKAND MAGA/.LXI-:.
, V i h . c !] N "> ' 6 K f,
published, Disraeli was
i'oung England " party,
i Radical into a Tory : hence the
i'onhiincd in the lines below this
it part of this article Mr. Punch's
f i"fr^-.C-*!i!''. .:<■ ' ifi ' i
D„vK ,.l " Mr. |„hn Hull after an attack
income Tax." '['his was publish, ,1 in i
sprin-nt i.S.|K, ami must I Hunk have be
tin- war i,S.|S. [he l;i\ l« tit ;cl. in tin- /,
thr vcars i.Sj/i to 1852.
N'o. 25 was drawn by Thackeray, in 1S4
the Sunday Times, and of
Douglas jerrold, who is
leaning against the padded
: gouty and entrance.
of the water every day. Dr. Daniel abundant, and the visitors one evenin
■Inoss. who prescribed for the sick and taking iln-ir o »n-tii uli< »nal promenade on tl
nis in .: large wig, brown coat, and skeleton descend from i he cascade.
j-day, however, Spinbronn is no longer 1-Yitz. It was naturally supposed that
ouri'le watering place. The fashionable mini lei bail been committed at Spinbror
)!■•■; haw disappeared ; 1 )r. 1 laselnoss has some wars before, and that the victim h;;
i .,,, U\< nr-w-t,,-,. ■ ,m,1 tL. t.m-n i..: ,,„!,■ I ,, "ihrrm-n into tin- «nnrr-F> Ullt tt
d by a
range and unpravdented catastrophes,
1 Councillor Hrcmen. of l'irmcsans,
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Irupeds, birds, reptiles. In fact, seek his fortur
»st horrible things that could be fill, and was al
of the neeroes
ilasdnoss wrote and published a tin- it
irred. Happily he escaped
,e bones were his fortune. He t
rid, that they America, and about the period of which I
ted there in a speak, returned to Pirmesans, and bought
iversal Deluge, the hoiu.r and wb.ii remained of the practice
is plumage, fell from the cascade. Impos her shoulders. Altogether si
ible to maintain that these had existed singular - looking creature, th
i Hn-lishman. * 'ommoilore
laugh was dry and
he. had collected a
THE SPIDER OF GUYANA.
I tremble only to look
■ o] transmission oi minis, ami inyskTious at it.
tilings whirh they had observed in their ■■ Ami. -mv enough, a sudden pallor spread
trawls. Another mystery to me was the over his fare.
singular ml!t:emv which the doctor appeared — [Jab:' said my guardian, 'all that is
generally particularly lively, ready to he scream at a s])ider, you wen- irighiened,
trembled like a leal' if she encountered he" m>c regard the creature wiih a strong micro-
master's eyes fixed upon her. scope, you would be astonished at the
•'I have told you that hirds. and ,-;■■■■ dm.nv of it-, organ.--, a: llieir admirable
cavern. After the disappearance of die - ■ li disgusts me.' -aid the commodore,
visitors. some of the old inhabitant i^isotielv. ' Pouff I '
remembered that about like vears befom " And' he walked awav.
a young girl, Loisa Mull,
rning to gather herbs, ai
en or heard of again, but her witn mm.
ss had written so eloqucnlb ■■'Little stupid.' -aid he. while his cyc-
le poor girl, who had, no doubt, fh^lied. ' nohodv compels you to look at
: '- Imost daily acted upon '■ Kvidently he was angry, and Sir Thomas.
ie cavern, and terror spread throughout lb ■ " ■ Vmn guardian loves his spiders, brant/,
strict. he said, kindly. ' We prefer the trees am
"One afternoon, in the month of July. m\ the grass. Co'me with me for a drive.'
msin was occupied in classifying his insects —Yes, go.' returned the doctor, 'and b
2fore, at which he was highly delighted. I "Sir Thomas turned and laughed, and w.
as helping by making a needle red hot in went out to the carriage.
"Sir Thomas, lying hack in a chair near -ell. and sent hack bis servant. He placet
■y,U , hi s h
77/A' SrK.LV/) MAGAZLXIC.
d. The poi
that I could see. The !
m and the shadows wei
>f death filled the solitude.
' This sihr
htened me. I climbed c
m to the ro
right and 1,
responded. The sound
:ated by the echoes filled
11 I 1 .' 1 ' r
' OF GUYANA.
■•■I lead :>.i,i
:lf,' said tl
loor. was very pale. 'Tell us de:
lmr>l l 'im',"il',r room \vl'ur. ' I >". \Vcbcr .t'nd in the depths of the cavern
ome invited friends were waiting for ns. enveloped in its web— Ah
Run, run : Sir Thoma- is dead : Sir Thomas " Dr. Weber glanced niiitu
le. Neither o
i I ,
her master's approach Agatha began
ible. The doctor entered brusquely.
arelj entered before, with Hash neck. He cried out, " Mon Dieu. M,.n Dieu
nd without a word being exchanged Then the spider returned, spun its \u
hem [he poor woman began to cry. round him. and swam slowly, genii}' back
no. I will not.' she shrieked. ' the extremilv of the cavern: drawing S
I will,' returned the doctor, in tl Thomas after it In the thread attached to i
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itelligible words, and stopped. The toi
hatchets on their shouldrr>. My guardian water. 'Inwards midnight the opening wai
THE SPIDER OF GUYA.YA.
ok a lighted torch, " Evidently driven by th
the skv. preceded l>\ dense clouds of smoke, and rustled into die middle ■ ■■ [lie II. ones
Indited In the rrarkline liana- . Ii.id a weird lursre as a man s. reddish violet In i ol .an.
The Training Ship " Exmouth."
lui vmciit anil with ,i measurement mtnal ami suiiml pt.utiea; ti.umna ,,n 'man
l)J 5i;ft., is I.oikIoii'.s training ship this veteran three-decker.
easel's ninety- line porthole- still »!neh has attended the E.\m,;,lll is in'
■uii thuueji her armament i (insist- ( aptain - Superintendent in St. ni' Con-
L.**iy : - ^^^h
« " Uu.
^I' v /^
report of Admiral liosanquet, th;
whom as Inspecting ( 'aptain Ci-m-i
of Xaval Training Ships there <■;
hardly be a better authority, ni;
uah:u"-iih.li.-akna:i:. iir-a in tin- M. .liter Metropolitan
--- -.n board the Polyphemus ; "
lfb; r SlliW
NING SHIP "EX.UOUTH ■•
l' Exmoutli is as thai i>n board a observance of these three pr
• ■ tec * ^P
^t^-'^lifyiE^j^' 7 """—
classes are kept
going. Yet not
^ v...,. .. J
THE TRAILING SHIP "EX
akc to their musketry, bayonet, and in tin- use nl ' rillc, cutlass, and ram
I. Reader, you need Inn look al and in their more extensive and complic;
ting snap-shots to [eel tri.it. when application to mililarv tactics, is den
■■— — d by the photo- : "—
However, the champions of disarmament making, and so mi, an: part ol the iv.uk -s ih<:
ami the ad\u<ati > ft pra<v must imt asMinic Un.-. I:;iu- lu haru and ••> prow , liu ant al.
that tlu: training ship's youthful crew is Indeed, most of the extensive and often
Ml! - l'„ I," ,, , , ' • . |.
accounted for by the very nature, by\iie Very N " » '<"<'<•>< Nla " h -'» «"»"-'' '"""" » I' 1 -"" <' 1 "«- l ' i "' l!
A' v//;<v.'// ( ' abmr all to pn uhi. v sail. >rs nf the work. Thus: ■
■; S7A',l-\7) UA< ;.i/.i XE.
of London's Training
although, reader, I would lain tell vol
the large and exeeptionallv skilled h.
Hall, than whom there
from the na.ilieal
Kxmonlll hoys, it
n this briganline. Apart th
raining she affords to the ] 1
she who. by means of her mi
o southern and western on
omplenienl ol eecellelltly 111
before them is s
'wir .:;";;'; ',!:: t7t :,;;
f and supremacy of the
isoled by the hope tl
Bv W. \
>ursc, there is a deal of
ughtfully. The men call
i'Imii, in lln .itll.il* ..ill
There was one chap aboard. Bill C
as he used to make a partikler ma
Bill 'ad the misfortin to *ave red 'air, a
way the male used to throw that in
was disgraceful. Fortunately for us <
souk! od> to hulls | i [ i| il \ i
in a bad temper, .-specially if ilu-v'w ad square. If 1 could on'y 'ave 'im alont
THE STKAXD MAGA/.IXE.
" 'Cos I ail
soft. "Black your fart' an' 'amis air legs, was silting with Smith on the port side o' I
ami dress up in them rntton ihings. a.tal go gallev. when v. heard a 'uhbuh approachi
ashm-e and eet in 'is way." the ship. It was the mate just comi
last Joe, who seemed to take a great interest and third officers ran up to him to see wT
in it. went ashore and got tile dials for 'em. was the matter, and while he was telli
They w-as a light lit I'or Hill. Hindu's not them, up comes the skipper.
being as wide as they might he. hut joe said " Yen don't mean to tell me, Mr. Fingal
if 'e didn't I >ciid ahum he'd he all right, and ses the skipper, in surprise. " that you've be
l'ullin. whowas a smaller man. ...ad his »a- knock. ■■ about like that by them mild a.
fust class. meek Hindus?"
lu.i -.-rati ;iv. in' ink bill .'ii.in'i like. Tien live Herman ssilur-mcn. And I lieked \
like that. and the second and third pats the mate .
"Look 'ere," ses the carp. liter. " nnlhin' the back, just like you pat a dog you doi
\ t ' lili" ses' Bill give me some trouble. ' hock at no ,'vo I "
might b. iii.ae.i e.e.:i Ilin.hi for ail ymi looked at It. seal il Ocn'n'v was a beamy.
could tell to the difference.'' ses lite " i hope von reported this at the polit
pentcr being a very superior sort of a man, a large number, but 1 drove 'em off. and
and quite an artist in 'is wav. an' Hill sat don't think they'll meddle with any Briti
down an' let 'im do 'iin with -.nine stuff mil fust officers again."
of a can that made 'in. look like a Hindu " You'd better turn in," ses the secor
whai 'ad boon polished. Then bob belli
The mate limped off will, him, at
" It's the mate's pride." ses the ei
"He didrrt like being knocked a
expected of van, the mate aboard, to make sure. Ther
:asv time abed this v'v'gc. " enec in the wav tliev came al
tc start fust," ses Ted Hill. that of the mate' Tim- d
brill to speak. "Tell quite done up, and at last dropped off m
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" Soap," answers Bill, mad-like ; -'why, I've o' course, we jumped out o' our bunks and
used more soap than I've used lor six months :;<u between 'em and told him plainly that it
)od," ses Joe; "give your- tried everything we could think of, f'
3Sj at Inst. " Oh, desa
v ..i'l' cilkniLi wiih our mouths kindness. Jou was perfectly si
k up like Kn^li-shnu-n wol we nobody could siy hut wot it w;is
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:s Ted by-and-by, glari
it? What have you been doing to jour- swelled without bursting.
• selves?" " I don'l believe a word of it," lie ses, at
"Xothin', shy' ,0s Dill, 'umblv ; "it was last
done in ii<." " Why not ? " ses the skipper, sharply.
1 I k I i I I I tl t 1 | 1
would ha' melted a stone. fellows went and blacked themselves for lull,
I '' Who did it ? " ses the skipper. do you ? " ses the skipper.
\ round helpless like, an. 1 II
quiet look round, when we was set on to by the men looking sly anil ,unu.-.ed, and 1 think
■• U'e fought em ... Ii.n.: as we could, .sir," skipper alter reading us all a little leeture on
I ses Bill, " then we was both knocked sense- getting into lights without reason, sent the
less, and wlu;i we cattle t.. i.tu-iK.'. i\e was two chaps below ag'in am! tek! em to turn in
"What sort o' men w u re they ? " a-kctl the way 'time, and took sich a interest in seeing
skipper, getting excited. em change from black to brown and from
"Sailor-men. sir." ses bub. t.uiiii.e in his light brov.. to spotted lemon, that the mate
spoke. " llutohic or (Icrnl.nih, or something daren't do "-.thing to them, but gave us their
THE STRAXD MAGA/.1XE.
AX1MAL ACTl WUTIES.
';$£ l \-
then- beloved daughter, and they said in [he Now the (wo Kings consulted together as
But as the girl became every day more Princess. bur they were no longer friendly
liassadur appeared to rcqucsl [he girl's
id for his Sovereign. And again the
become suspicious of attv pre
them. What was l,) be done ?
" I have it 1 I have it 1 "
loth llie Kings were Ml anurv at litis
■ sal. and resolved to revenge themselves
Spain . tied, suddenly.
Then he disguised himself as
the poor Princess.
\s titev were not able themselves to carrv
their wicked resolve, thev summoned a
window, and as she happened
THE COTTON-WOOL PRINCESS. 1
II 1 1 II Ifarl 1 It
out of its case, which In- h;ul up In ihe pre- About this time there lived in a s
sent kept hidden, made it sparkle in the town the sor
1'im, , ss beside herself with (I, spa " 1 „ »« 1,1 , sin, ; 1 v ill ,, , out into the world to
not see that 1 htue uimed inl, , eoit, ,n wool ? " inv fortune."
And her body had, indeed, suddenly "May Heaven be gracious to you,
changed into cotton-wool. The King and son \ " said the father, and the youth I
Hiieen were in, on-nUihlc at this teitiiiie nil.- his staff and -el nut on his journev.
fortune, and they at on.v -oitinu.n, -,l the I le had already left the fields of his no
'■ You/ Majesties.' the councillors eon- kill it.
THE STRAND MAGAZINE.
iniiihtv punch in his ribs. I lie boys Masinan s |ia];ur.
' trumpets plarr ;il this same hum, ami you will find me
tar. And here!" ami piiin; hint her white hand in
/■///•; ( CTTO.\ .'.' (■■(•/
THE STRASD .\fAGAZIXE.
ir Majesty, I implore y<
He journeyed on lor several hours, and at
smith's ring from your daughter's finger exactly like that ot the Magician. Then he
and she will he all right again." knocked at the great gate, and a voice came
THE COTTO.\ WOO/. PK/XCf.SS.
1 with the things law '. "
igician, and said: [Jut when thu l'rineess heard thesi
)ii wished for." she began K> weep like a spoilt child, s
ive him all the "He called me a witch: lie said
the youth turned That was too much ingratitude
ihamefully he had
■e had a tongue. her little linger? '
mth were: "Miserable cobbler : Out of my confusion." exclaimed the youth, seizing
sight! Begone!" his head between his two hands in mingled
■r ingratitude was standing in fro
i good work, drew the evil ring
til-grains, he Then a lovely smile
scornfully, "Oh, your husband."
nearly vanished, one another in the sight of al
liv J. II
Cape Tom, and those of
, life, and ,;,,'
. for the I;,, of' liiso, i I
and although it may
over the company. It seemed as though
thunderbolt hud fallen. A " lew ininuti
before we had all been talking of the v.iriou
amusements which were Intake place durin
the < l;i\ . and no thought, except of plcastm
bad eiitei e.l our minds.
" Who is dead ? '• we asked, and were tol
thai a sleerage passenger laid died of eot
■ in comfort and talk scandal (tor was taken down, ev, tubing prepared, lb
CI R I OS] TIES.